KFC Grilled Chicken
Fried chicken isn’t a healthy choice. For starters, the chicken absorbs a lot of oil during frying.
Heating vegetable oils to high temperatures produces harmful compounds.
These may increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and other health problems
In addition, fried chicken contains about 8–11 grams of carbs per medium-size piece.
Grilled chicken is a much better option, and is available at many KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) places. Each piece of grilled KFC chicken has less than 1 gram of carbs.
As for side dishes, green beans contain 2 grams of digestible carbs per serving and are by far the best option. Cole slaw is next, at 10 grams of digestible carbs.
Coffee or Tea with Cream or Half and Half
Coffee and tea are carb-free beverages.
They’re also high in caffeine, which provides some impressive benefits.
Caffeine may improve your mood, increase your metabolic rate and boost mental and physical performance
If you like milk in your coffee, coffee houses and fast-food eateries often have half and half (half milk and half cream) available. A single-serving container has about half a gram of carbs.
Heavy cream is nearly carb-free and is sometimes available. However, it contains about 50 calories per tablespoon, compared to 20 calories for half and half.
Some coffee houses also offer soy or almond milk. Unsweetened versions of these milks provide minimal carbs per 2-tablespoon serving.
Chipotle Salad or Bowl
Chipotle is a fast-food Mexican restaurant that has become extremely popular.
Many people consider it to be healthier than other chains because it uses high-quality ingredients and emphasizes animal welfare and sustainable farming practices.
Chipotle also makes it very easy to create low-carb meals.
A salad with meat or chicken, grilled vegetables and guacamole contains 14 grams of total carbs, 8 of which are fiber.
This meal also provides about 30 grams of high-quality protein.
A high protein and fiber intake can increase the production of the gut hormones PYY and CCK, which tell your brain you’re full and help prevent overeating
And although vinaigrette is available, generous servings of guacamole and salsa make salad dressing unnecessary.
Additionally, Chipotle has a helpful online nutrition calculator that allows you to see the exact carb content of your meal.